The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA): Recap and What to Expect in 2014
Polsinelli Podcast - The State of Bank Deals in 2014
Thomson Reuters Session 2: Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
Thomson Reuters Session 1: Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
Not Dead Yet? How BigLaw's Best Firms Are Finding Growth
The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 66, Visit with Virna De Palma from TRACE
Did the IRS Just Help or Hurt the Bitcoin Economy?
Legal Tech Startups: Separating Hype from Opportunity
Polsinelli Podcast - Claims Trading: Opportunity or Hazard?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 43, Interview with Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 42, Interview with Patrick Taylor of Oversight Systems on Transaction Monitoring
Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
New Manager Forum Panel III – Post-launch Matters
New Manager Forum Panel II – Launch Issues
New Manager Forum Panel I - Critical Pre-launch Considerations
Highlights from the Oral Argument in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund
Episode 41-Interview with John Champion, leadership lessons from Captain Kirk
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 40, Interview with Adam Turteltaub
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 3-Interview with Marie Patterson, Vice President of Marketing for Hiperos
On March 14, 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court upheld the Court of Chancery’s 2013 decision in In re MFW Shareholders Litigation, holding that in going-private mergers where there is a controlling stockholder, the use of both...more
In a 91-page post-trial decision, Chancellor Travis Laster found RBC Capital Markets LLC (“RBC”) liable for aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with RBC’s role as a financial advisor in the 2011 $438...more
Delaware courts have increasingly shined a spotlight on what they consider to be conflicts of interest for sell-side financial advisors. On March 7th, the Delaware Chancery Court hit these conflicts with a laser beam. In a...more
Latham & Watkins partner Brad Faris explains the M&A term poison pill, an action taken by a company to make its equity less attractive to potential acquirers in order to prevent being acquired in a hostile takeover. For...more
Last year’s surge in MLP activity likely will continue as investors grow increasingly familiar with the structure and its benefits.
2013 was a year of unprecedented growth in the number of publicly traded MLPs, as well...more
When activist investors strike, there’s often a sequel, even if a company has worked to address their concerns.
Boards and managements are often tempted to consider a matter closed, once they have engaged with an...more
James D. Rosener, Pepper partner and head of the firm's International Practice Group and managing partner of the New York office, was recently featured at The Deal Economy 2014 conference in New York and participated in their...more
As widely reported, the aggregate dollar volume of venture financings held fairly steady from Q2 2013 to Q3 2013 (see, e.g., Venture Capital Valuation and Trends from PitchBook, Q4 2013). An analysis of transactions in which...more
Chicago-based partner Cathy Birkeland explains why companies might choose the dual track Mergers and Acquisition (private confidential auction process) and Initial Public Offering process over single track.
Last June, Congressman Bill Huizenga introduced H.R. 2274 which would amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide for a notice-filing registration procedure for brokers performing services in connection with the...more
These publications will cover the key decisions from the Takeovers Panel and break them down to highlight the key implications and learning points relevant to you.
The Briefing Notes will all feature practical takeaway...more
- Regulatory Updates:
CFTC Adopts “Substituted Compliance” Approach for Registered Investment Companies that are Commodity Pools; SEC’s Final Rules on General Solicitation and Bad Actor Disqualification for Investment...more
M&A Corporate Governance: Oversight of the Board’s Financial Advisors -
Recent decisions in the Delaware Court of Chancery highlight the need for increased oversight of financial advisors by corporations engaging in...more
As the fog of the recent economic recession continues to lift, many community banks that have weathered the storm are shifting from a defensive-minded strategy to an offensive one, which in many cases focuses on the...more
I. Confidentiality Agreements And Their Effects Are Evolving -
A confidentiality agreement (also sometimes called a non-disclosure agreement or “NDA”) is typically the first stage for the due diligence process in a...more
In this lengthy memorandum opinion, the Court of Chancery dismissed claims relating to a series of complex transactions in which a hedge fund, previously organized as a private limited partnership, was converted by its...more
This memorandum outlines certain considerations associated with the acquisition of different levels of ownership of a U.S. company, including some of the approaches used in determining such “ownership”:
- Sections 13...more
Investors Plead Guilty to Rig Bids at New Jersey Municipal Tax Auctions
by Frank L. Brunetti on October 3, 2013
Two financial investors who purchased municipal tax liens pleaded guilty today for their roles in a...more
Significant levels of accumulated cash have well-positioned many companies to pursue merger and acquisition activity. Potential acquirors and other transaction participants should be aware, in advance of entering into an...more
New York Tops List of Cities with Optimal Business Health
by Joel R. Glucksman on October 1, 2013
Some municipalities are faring better than others in the health and vitality of their businesses and consumer spending. A...more
The U.S. Announces Penalty Rates for Swiss Banks Involved in Tax Probe
by Joseph M. Donegan on September 16, 2013
The Department of Justice unveiled a new program designed to both encourage Swiss banks to cooperate with...more
IRS Begins Crackdown of Small Businesses
by Joseph M. Donegan on September 13, 2013
Small businesses may face increased scrutiny from the Internal Revenue Service, which recently announced that it believes small...more
Lobstermen Fall Victim to Supply and Demand
by Dan Brecher on September 13, 2013
Businesses of all sizes and in all industries must contend with the age-old economic principle of supply and demand. Whether your business...more
With the bulk of the banking industry’s credit problems resolved or at least more manageable than in the recent past, the regulators appear to be on a new warpath. Over the last year, they have sent strong signals to the...more
The IRC §409A Minefield
by James F. McDonough, Jr. on September 11, 2013
Tax professionals frequently encounter non-qualified deferred compensation plans (“NQDCA”) in the context of an estate or business. NQDCA’s...more
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